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Stratford Circle Afghan
Pattern Number: 90097AD
Rating: *****
4.7 (based on 31 reviews)
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Stratford Circle Afghan Reviewed by Pamela Bryan on 2014-06-10 *****
I love, love, love this pattern and the yarn is up beautifully . It can be used in any color combination and everyone wants a circle afghan after seeing mine..oh, yes, I have given every one i have made away once someone sees it and loves day I will make one for me and actually keep it..

Stratford Circle Afghan Reviewed by Kim Langer on 2013-08-18 *****
I made this afghan and can't get it to lay flat. But told my brother to just throw it over his big living room couch, and it fits perfect! With it hanging on the sides and back, you can't tell. So warm and cozy too.

Stratford Circle Afghan Reviewed by Margot Nowicke on 2013-08-13 ****
I am a novice crocheter and made this afghan once. It came no where near laying flat. That eventually drove me crazy so I ripped it back and am starting over. I am having problems getting it to flatten out! I have searched for a local crocheted to assist me to no avail. My first 2 rounds are less than 4" no matter the size hook I use. I love the pattern, the ease, the yarn. Can anyone please advise me?

Stratford Circle Afghan Reviewed by Rachel Callahan on 2013-07-31 *****
This afghan was my very first project. The instructions are very easy to follow and the afghan is absolutely beautiful. I made this afghan for my husband for Christmas and he will not let anyone else use it. It is so warm and soft. I had to purchase extra material so that it would cover him from head to toe. I am not sure of the dimensions, but he is 64 and it covers him completely up! I plan on making another one for my father.

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Stratford Circle Afghan Reviewed by Stefanie on 2013-02-10 ****
I just started this afghan and I consider myself a reasonably intelligent person. However, Round 6 says "continue in pattern established". That could mean either Round 5, OR rounds 2 thru 5. So, upon the advice of another reviewer on here, I looked up the Kew Gardens Afghan. Much clearer instructions!!! Thank you for your advice!! This is going to be a wedding gift for my daughter and son-in-law! Now I will have to make one for my other two sons-in-law as well!!

Stratford Circle Afghan Reviewed by amanda on 2011-12-29 *****
I had a little trouble like many others understanding the instructions on how to continue the pattern but after reading the reviews, I figured it out. Love the blanket, super cozy and beautiful.

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Stratford Circle Afghan Reviewed by Nicki Weathersby on 2012-05-25 ****
Here's how I dealt with the increases without having to count. I placed a stitch marker on each of the 2nd stitches of the increase after about row 15. From then on I knew the following stitch after the marker was the increase, and I moved my SM accordingly. Also, to make things easier I also used a single different color SM to signify the beginning of the row.

Another note I wanted to share - Count the slip stitch, when completing a row, as the first of the Ch 3 on the next row.

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Stratford Circle Afghan Reviewed by Samantha on 2011-12-27 ****
Here's my tip to help remember increases -- remember which row you're on (doesn't count for the first row). The number of stitches including increases is always the same as the row you're on, and the last two are your increase. So, on row three, you count "one, two, three" and stitches two and three will be in the same space for your increase. On your fourteenth row, you will count "one, two, three... twelve, thirteen, fourteen" and stitches thirteen and fourteen will be in the same space -- those are your increases. Gets a bit confusing when your blanket starts getting huge, but it's great while you're getting used to the pattern!

Stratford Circle Afghan Reviewed by Jodi Lynn Wisneski on 2011-08-20 *****
I see a lot of people are having a hard time with the "increases", what I do is use my stitch counter to count the number of stitches BETWEEN the increase stitches. That is much easier than counting the rounds and much easier than trying to figure out how many stitches are supposed to be in each round. You will go up one stitch in between each increase (2 double crochet in one), for example if I have 10 on my stitch counter, then there will be 10 stitches between each increase, 11 stitches between each increase on the next round, 12, then 13, 14, and so on, ending with I believe 38 stitches between the increases on the last (40th) round.
HOPE THIS HELPS! This afghan really is wonderful to make!

Stratford Circle Afghan Reviewed by JUDY JONES on 2011-06-15 *****
I saw this pattern & absolutely loved it. After I got to the first rnd of bourbon, the counting got too much & it was taking me forever to finish a rnd & remember how many dc between increases. I sat down & wrote out each color & no. of incs. btwn dcs. Then at each rnd I counted out the no. of dcs & put a safety pin at the inc. stitch. I didn't have to count any more & I just removed each safety pin after increasing. It is coming along beautifully & will look terrific on my brand new brown leather recliner! Thanks for the pattern.

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